We run a wide range of events throughout the year to raise funds for the school.
The Friends of St Michael’s School is a registered charity and is made up of all the parents and staff of St. Michael’s School community. Everyone who joins the school is automatically a member. We host an AGM in the school to discuss a wide range of issues. In addition, regular meetings are held at the school where organisational matters and fundraising activities are discussed and organised to support our school.
We share the belief that our school is an amazing and outstanding school at the heart of the Aldbourne community. We want the best for our children so we work closely with the school to explore areas where we can assist with funding items and experiences the school is unable to provide from the general school budget.
For instance in 2016, the funds we raised throughout the year went towards the purchase of new laptops and interactive whiteboards, the refurbishment of the Reception class outdoor area, and the fantastic new Play Pod and the new Tepee for Forest School.
St. Michael’s PSA is the Co-op’s Chosen Charity for April – Oct 2017
We have some wonderful news to share. The Co-op has chosen St. Michael’s PSA as their charity for the the current round of the Co-op Local Community Fund. This means that the Co-op will give us 1% of everything you (as Co-op members) spend on Co-op branded products and services from 9th April to 7th October 2017.
If you are not currently a member you can sign up for a Co-Op card in the Aldbourne Co-Op anytime. If you have a Co-op card already, and to ensure your donation goes to St. Michael’s PSA and our school, then please go online today to https://membership.coop.co.uk/register and enter your card number and choose St. Michael’s PSA as your chosen charity. Then don’t forget to show your Co-op card every time you shop for Co-op branded goods in any Co-op store. 1% of your purchase value will go towards benefiting our children and our outstanding primary school.
Our big goal for 2017
Following the wonderful news of our School’s Outstanding rating by Ofsted last summer, we are delighted to announce that planning is underway for an extension of the school to include a new classroom and cloakroom facilities. The money we raise this year will go a long way to help fund this extension project so every penny…every pound…we raise is important and will go to benefit our children and our overall community. We have already secured 40% of the money needed and are now making a drive to raise the remaining £100,000 before the end of this year. It’s a big ask but we are confident we can meet our target to help drive our outstanding school to further greatness.
The new facilities are necessary, not only to help greatly ease congestion throughout the main school corridor, but to provide a basis for improving overall school facilities. It will provide more space for our growing numbers, and further support the learning and development of our children and grandchildren in the years ahead. The extension will also enable us to reclaim our wonderful Rainbow Room, a quiet and serene space where children can go to enjoy books and other learning materials.
The PSA organise events including the Summer Fete and the annual Christmas Fayre, Coffee Mornings, Quiz nights, Discos, Raffles and other sponsored events throughout the year. The money raised at our events will be used to purchase items for the children at St. Michael’s. We will be working closely with the staff to ensure that the funds raised will be used in the most effective way possible. Here’s a list of our upcoming events:
- Friday 9th June at 3.15pm – Uniform Sale
- Sunday 11th June at 10am – Aldbourne 5K Fun Run
- Saturday 17th June – School Summer Fayre